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Service Learning Week
Monday- Friday
January 6-10, 2020

Our second annual Service Learning Week begins the Monday that school resumes after Winter Break!

Students (grades K-12) will experience and respond to various opportunities to serve others. Jesus is our greatest example of an ultimate life of service – “the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve,” Matthew 20:28 – and as we learn about and serve others, we’ll discover the blessing that comes with serving. Grade specific descriptions of service learning projects are below. Please pray that this week will honor the Lord, strengthen the faith of our students, and bless others.

Volunteer!
Consider Volunteering during Service Learning Week! There are many ways in which parents can help, from providing supplies, to chaperoning, to role playing. Please note gold highlighted in descriptions below, and click the “Volunteer for Service Learning Week” button to learn more and sign up.


KINDERGARTEN-GRADE 8

Students will have the opportunity to serve in various ways and on various projects on-campus. Many students, will have off-campus opportunities as well. Please see the Service Learning schedule by grade below. Our local partner organizations include:

Feed My Starving Children
Kindredlife Ministries
Berean Armed Forces Ministries
Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters
Timothy’s Ministry
…and more

Also, Exodus World Services will be on-campus Tuesday, January 7, to provide an experiential Immigration Simulation for our 5th-8th graders.

Kindgarten (Oh/Castle)

  • Thursday – Students will walk to the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters (located directly behind CHA) to present a drama, sing songs and visit with the retired sisters. Two parent chaperones needed per class.

Grade 1 (Lott/Lee)

Grade 2 (Schroeder/Cho)

  • Monday – Students will make placemats for the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters.
  • Tuesday – EXODUS World Service visits with students in the classroom.
  • Wednesday – Students will walk to the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters (located directly behind CHA) to bring placemats, sing songs and visit with the retired sisters. One parent chaperone needed per class.

Grade 3 (Schmitz/Michaels)

  • Monday – Students will make Valentine cards for various ministries.
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday – Students color Berean Ministries color sheets for our military families.

Grade 4 (Olsen/ Fredrickson)

  • Monday (morning) – Students will walk to the Holy Spirit Missionary Sisters to play Bingo and visit with the retired sisters. One parent chaperone per class needed.
  • Monday (afternoon) – Students will make “No Sew” blankets for various ministries.
  • Tuesday/Thursday – Students will make Valentine cards for various ministries.
  • Wednesday – Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville. Chaperones needed.

Grade 5 (Weber/Doyle)

Grade 6 (Loza/Jordan Bishop)

  • Monday – Students will make “No Sew” blankets for different ministries.
  • Tuesday – EXODUS World Service Immigration Simulation (on-campus). Role players needed. Students will also make “Welcome to America” cards as a response.
  • Wednesday – Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville. Chaperones needed.
  • Thursday (morning) – Students go to Divine Word Ministries at Techny Towers (just north of CHA on Waukegan Road), and bring punch and cookies for a “Living History” time with the retired priests. One parent volunteer needed for each class. Punch and cookie donations also needed.
  • Thursday (afternoon) – Students will make barrettes for El Faro ministry to Guatemalan girls.
  • Friday – Students will make gifts to send to CHA alumni.

Grade 7 (Jessica Bishop/Chavez)

  • Monday – Students will make “No Sew” blankets for various ministries, with breaks for lunch and games.
  • Tuesday – EXODUS World Service Immigration Simulation (on-campus). Students will also make “Welcome to America” cards as a response.
  • Wednesday – Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville. Chaperones needed.
  • Thursday – Students will visit Lydia Home to help organize and do other projects. Two parent volunteers needed.
  • Friday – Students visit Covenant Village in Northbrook. Two Chaperones needed.
  • Friday – Students will make gifts to send to CHA alumni.

Grade 8 (Davis)

  • Monday – At CHA-“No Sew” blanket making for different ministries with breaks for lunch and games.
  • Tuesday – EXODUS World Service Immigration Simulation (on-campus). Students will also make “Welcome to America” cards as a response.
  • Wednesday – Feed My Starving Children in Libertyville. Chaperones needed.
  • Thursday – Time with Sharon Ledbetter, the daughter of missionaries to New Guinea.
  • Thursday afternoon: Girls: make barrettes for El Faro ministry to Guatemalan girls. Need to borrow glue guns.  Boys: Leadership/Service activities.
  • Friday- Students will go to Time House to serve lunch to, and bring blankets for the homeless. Parts of meal/lunch donations needed. Two Parent volunteers needed.

UPPER SCHOOL SERVICE LEARNING WEEK

Students will be serving on teams in partnership with one or more of the following ministries:

Local Ministries:

Pacific Garden Mission
Center for Enriched Living
Willow Creek Care Center
Well of Mercy

International Ministries:

Kids Alive International – Dominican Republic
This team will serve in the rural mountain town of Costanza. The Kids Alive mission is to develop responsible Christian adults from children who were once in at-risk situations (e.g., poverty, abuse, malnutrition, or abandonment). This is done by providing quality Christian homes and/or relationship-based day programs that equip the children spiritually, educationally, physically, emotionally, and vocationally so that they might become responsible Christian adults who impact their country for Jesus. This team will serve at The Ark, a children’s home and school, where they will build relationships with the children, teachers and staff by serving in any capacity needed, including work in the classrooms, construction projects, meal preparation and serving, and interacting and playing with the kids each day. Students will learn a lot about the community and culture through the missionaries that will be hosting the team.

Ducrozet family (missionaries and former CHA family) – France
This team will serve in France with a former CHA family, the Ducrozets, who serve as missionaries in Lyon. Team members will stay in homes of members of their church, learn about the struggles of the church in France, and serve in a variety of ministries while learning how each of those ministries serves its community. The team will hopefully be able to spend one day in the local public school where the family’s children attend and are the only Christians. The team will also learn and serve with the local CRU ministry while in Lyon. It will be a week of serving and learning about how God is working in France. Two nights will also be spent in a youth hostel in Paris while Mr. Farish guides the team to museums and historical sites around the city.

A message from the Ducrozet family, Matthieu, Hélène, Timothée, Séphora, Siméon and Théophile Ducrozet:

France is one of the most secular countries in the world. Less than 4% of the population go to church. Today, it reaches the point that nobody knows anything about Jesus. But right now, we can see a shift in the French society from animosity to curiosity for the Gospel. People are much more open to the Gospel than they were just 10 years ago! In France, we have two good seminaries to train pastors, but nothing prepares them to be good leaders. The pastors in France learn in a harsh way, and many of them burn out, like I did, or leave the ministry, exhausted and discouraged. Therefore a lot of people are scared to follow the call to serve in leadership positions in the church. That is why we are building a new leadership development ministry for Pastors. The new ministry will give the pastors the help, training, advice, and support they truly need and will allow them not to be alone anymore, so that the church can bear more fruit. Our vision is that each church in France has a great leader and is ready for this new generation of seekers. Please pray for France, for pastors, for this new generation of seekers, and for us!

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